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Imago Online Training: An Introductory Course in Imago Fundamentals

This introductory course to Imago theory and practice is presented in 3 Modules of 32 hours each. The first Module of 8 lessons is divided into 2 parts representing 16 hours each: part A is self-paced (distant learning) and part B is virtual in a live-class. This 1st Module is an overview of the fundamental assumptions and ideas of Imago Relationship Therapy. Participants will explore and practice the application of Imago Dialogues in order to gain first hand knowledge and experience of practicing Imago Therapy. Clinical skills to practice will include Imago Workup, Imago Dialogue, Creating Safety, Deepening Empathy and Connection, Providing Feedback, Identifying Growth Edges, Appreciation Dialogue and Re-imaging. Our goal is for this to be a safe and empowering experience for you!

The course and is designed to introduce mental health professionals to the theoretical foundations and clinical applications of Imago Relationship Therapy, a powerful and effective approach to couples therapy and counselling. Four of the 8 lessons are devoted to Imago’s meta-theories: the Cosmic, Evolutionary, Psychological and Social Journeys. Other lessons include the Imago Dialogue, the Imago feedback process, and some of the Imago therapeutic tasks like Re-romanticizing, Re-visioning and Re-imaging the relationship. The part B live-classes that are held each week to further deepen each lessons theme and spend quality time in a small group practicing different dialogues.

We believe these lessons will enable you to experience the powerful intervention of the Imago Dialogue in couples therapy and provide you with a taste of the power of the “space between” in couple dyads. You will practice and experience using Imago skills and begin to see the effectiveness of these interventions and you will grow in understanding why they are so powerful and impactful.

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